Alaska Politics

Political news coverage from the Alaska Public Radio Network.

White House Pushes For Small Business Stimulus Bill

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC The White House is pushing hard for a small business stimulus bill.  It would establish a $30 billion...

Conservation Groups Challenge State’s Beluga Whale Lawsuit

Associated Press A half-dozen conservation groups are challenging the state’s lawsuit to overturn the listing of beluga whales off Anchorage as endangered. The ...

Oil Spill Bill Gets Shelved

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Alaska’s Democratic Senator Mark Begich’s decision to vote “no” on his party’s oil spill bill contributed to the...

Mat-Su College Names New Director

Associated Press The University of Alaska Anchorage has named former state Attorney General Talis Colberg as director of its Mat-Su College in Palmer. Colberg, who...

Mat-Su Borough Searches For New Manager

Diana Haecker, KTNA – Talkeetna The search for a new Mat-Su Borough manager has produced a list of 42 applicants. Long time borough manager...

Therriault Resigns From Post

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Governor Sean Parnell’s Senior Policy Adviser for Instate Gas has resigned from the administration following complaints about the timing...

Gubernatorial Candidates React to Therriault Resignation

Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau Governor Parnell says Therriault was not asked to resign. Following a Republican governor candidates debate at the Juneau Chamber...

Weyhrauch Trial Delay Request Will Be Considered on Friday

Matt Miller & Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO – Juneau A request for a trial delay for former state Representative Bruce Weyhrauch will be considered in...

Natural Gas Storage Facility Plans Go Before Regulators

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Cook Inlet’s long-term energy prospects are beginning to look better as plans for a year-round natural gas storage facility...

Republicans Criticize Proposed Energy, Oil Spill Bill

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Senator Lisa Murkowski and her fellow Republicans are slamming the energy and oil spill bill unveiled Tuesday night...

Sealaska Land-Selection Legislation Draws Opposition

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau Fifty-eight members of Congress have signed a letter opposing Sealaska’s lands-selection legislation. The group of Democrats asked House committee leaders...

Assembly Overrides Mayor's Veto

Photo 1: Assembly Chair Dick Traini and Mayor Dan Sullivan attempt to persuade Assembly Member Bill Starr on the veto override vote. ...

Gubernatorial Races Getting Expensive

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau The primary gubernatorial races are getting expensive this year – and campaign contributors are responding.  On Tuesday, the Alaska...

Parnell Finishes First Year in Office

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Monday is the first anniversary of Sean Parnell’s tenure in the governor’s office.  He says the transition has been...

Talk of Alaska: Mead Treadwell, Republican Lieutenant Governor Candidate

Mead Treadwell of Anchorage is going into politics by running for Lieutenant Governor. He has resigned his position on the Arctic Research Commission...

Talk of Alaska: Hollis French, Democratic Candidate for Governor

Hollis French says he wants to be the “Education Governor.” In the primary election, he’s up against Ethan Berkowitz, who has run for state-wide office...

Domestic Terror Reaches Alaska

Photo and Story by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage Domestic terror reached Alaska in a chilling case Wednesday.  On Wednesday afternoon, US Department of...

Poll Finds Miller’s Number Lagging Behind

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage A new poll shows US Senate candidate Joe Miller has a tough road ahead to beat incumbent Senator Lisa...

Miller and Murkowski Race Heats Up

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage The primary campaign between Republican challenger Joe Miller and incumbent Lisa Murkowski for a place on the Republican ticket...

Tea Party Express Comes to Anchorage

Story and Photo Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage Top officials with the Tea Party Express were in Anchorage on Monday to begin campaigning for...